Skip to main content

About your Search

Search Results 0 to 9 of about 10 (some duplicates have been removed)
the prosecution's case seemed to stumble. there were allegations of police mismanaging evidence and the defense will delve into oscar's fear of crime that propelled him to shoot at what he said he thought was an intruder who broke into his house in the middle of the night. as an olympian,sc pistorius made south africa proud on the world stage. tomorrow his life and his actions will take center stage in a courtroom here. that, too, will be watched just as closely by his countrymen and many around the world. lester, the trial gets under way tomorrow with opening statements by the prosecution, and in a first for this country, a south african judge has allowed cameras in the courtroom. it's going to be televised. a lot of people will be watching it. the trial is expected to last from three to five weeks and a verdict possibly weeks after that. you can imagine it is going to grip the nation and a lot of media attention from around the world. >> thanks. we're going to switch gears and talked about the red carpet. for many people, the only question that matters is who are you wearing? we take a closer
. >> reporter: in closing arguments thursday, kennedy's defense argued common sense and the lack of evidence will tell you there's no proof she was aware she ingested the zolpidem, a generic form of ambien. kennedy testified that on the morning of the accident, she mistakenly took a sleeping pill instead of her thyroid medication on her way to the gym. dr. david benjamin, a clinical pharmacologist testified for the defense. >> she drove for a long time without having any problem at all and then it hit her like a ton of bricks. >> reporter: in her closing, prosecutor doreen lloyd insisted that kennedy must have felt drowsy or dizzy before the accident. when someone falls asleep, they get tired, they get drowsy. they rest their eyes and fall asleep. lloyd closed by referencing kennedy's own book "speak truth to power" telling the jury, you will speak truth to power and convict kerry kennedy of the crime she committed. kennedy is also the ex-wife of new york governor andrew cuomo. now, to convict her, the jury has to find that, yes, she was driving, yes, she was driving under the influence of a
on the story for us. thanks very much. nbc legal analyst, former prosecutor and defense attorney who has worked as a legal advocate for children. karen, good morning, nice to see you. >> good morning, matt. >> hard to watch this. you're watching a family unit coming apart at the seams in front of your eyes. how often are these cases brought? >> they're kind of reserved for celebrities. people who have a lot of money. you see these in the context of custody or divorce cases, but not a married couple with a child who wants cash. >> charges and counter charges. the daughter says she was basically kicked out of the house. the parents say she left because she refused to obey our rules. brings up the concept of emancipation. legally speaking when it comes to a family, how is it defined? >> okay. in new jersey, there's case law that says if you're under 21, you can be an unemancipated adult. if you're vulnerable like she is, the court can say you have an obligation to support them if you were doing that in the past. if she was under the sphere of their influence, there is case law that says that she i
attack helicopters. the defense minister says 6,000 additional russian troops have arrived here. all of this after president obama warned russia not to intervene in ukraine. >> the united states will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military intervention in ukraine. >> in crimea's capitol, the pro-russi pro-russian gathers pace. anyone that disagrees, says the prime minister, should leave. just along the boarders and frontier with ukraine, russia continues one of the biggest military enterprises since the fall of the soviet union. president putin is now to show their strength to the world. the streets of crimea are calm. the votes here to decide who should rule has been brought until the end of the month. within weeks, crimea, always pro-russian could be free of ukrainian rule for good. give in to what it calls russian provocation and it's troops are ready to head back if necessary. i don't think there's a strong chance of any clash with russian troops. but it's a focus of a battle of wills now between east and west. >> bill for us
all comes down to which party controls the senate. democrats are playing defense. polls show the party is vulnerable in as many as a dozen seats in the senate. republicans only want to win six of them for control. and the gop playbook, it's the same all over the country. maybe the election about president obama and his health care law. >> if i had my way about it, we'd repeal obama care and start all over and get it right. >> many democrats particularly in the decisive red state senate races are running scared. in kentucky, allison avoids health care and says she doesn't need president obama. instead, she and other endangered democrats are enlisting the help of another democratic president. >> look, i love kentucky. you've been good to me. you've voted for me twice. >> reporter: two potential rising stars to keep an eye on. >> i can't tell you how honored i am. >> reporter: democrats hope wendy davis' meteoric rise translates into an update in the governor's race. and texas republicans are poised to elect their third george bush to office in the last 50 years. this one is jeb bush's so
up, a dramatic day in court as kerry kennedy takes the stand in her own defense and invokes the memory of her father at her drugged driving trial. will it help her avoid a conviction? >>> religion on the big screen. why hollywood is suddenly banking on the bible. but first, this is "today" on nbc. banking on the bible. but first, this is "tod >>> coming up on "trending," three parent babies, the controversial fertilization procedure. >>> we'll get the photo shop treatment on "love your selfie." eat right. not less. [ woman ] hi, this looks interesting! what's going on here? would you like to try some hot cereal? [ female announcer ] special k nourish hot cereal. special k? wow! wow! [ female announcer ] made with superfoods... superfoods sound good to me. there's quinoa, barley. i can definitely taste the quinoa. good! i can't believe that's less than 200 calories. [ female announcer ] help you truly shine. this is a way to be good to me. [ female announcer ] nurturing yourself. what will you gain when you lose? [ female announcer ] nurturing yourself. in this season's
of kerry kennedy. she prepares to take the stand in her own defense. we'll have the latest in the courtroom. >>> and as simple as asking an adult. a rossen report hidden investigation reveals how easy it is for teenagers to get their hands on alcohol. but first, this is "today" on nbc. >>> coming up, pippa middleton speaks out about that dress for the first time. >> after your local news and weather. [ female announcer ] a classic macaroni & cheese from stouffer's starts with freshly-made pasta, and 100% real cheddar cheese. but what makes stouffer's mac n' cheese best of all. that moment you enjoy it at home. stouffer's. made with care for you or your family. [ female announcer ] neutrogena® pore refining cleanser. alpha-hydroxy and exfoliating beads work to clean and tighten pores so they can look half their size. pores...shrink 'em down to size! [ female announcer ] pore refining cleanser. neutrogena®. [ female announcer ] pore refining cleanser. what 8 grams of protein looks like when you're getting the most out of yourself and out of life. start your day with the power of protein. mi
to counsel for criminal defense defenders. and we need that in states across our country. we don't have that in new york state today. and we've got to pass legislation which will allow people to have access to competent counsel no matter who they are. >> what you're talking about now is what your life's work has been about. if i were to google you, i have a feeling the top 10 or 15 things on that google search would be about this trial. that's not what you want. how much have these charges hurt your ability to do the work you've been doing for most of your life? >> well, you know, it does hurt. and that's part of the reason i didn't have a plea. for instance, in this particular case, if i had pled, i would not be allowed to go canada for ten years or australia or new zealand and many, many other countries. in fact, if you plead to something like this overseas, you're not allowed back in the united states for ten years. so a lot of countries have these rules and regulations which is another way that the plea system really harms our country. >> and i want to mention that the work you've d
Search Results 0 to 9 of about 10 (some duplicates have been removed)